Rimu Loop Walk via Whataroa Falls...

Rimu Loop Walk via Whataroa Falls


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Marios Gavalas

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5 km return | 2 hours return

The delightful 8-metre-high waterfall cascades down the Whataroa Stream, tumbling to an inviting swimming hole.

The tawa-dominated forest is hung with supplejack, which weaves a dense curtain through the sparse understorey.


To access Otanewainuku from Te Puke, follow Boucher Avenue until it turns into Number 2 Road. This becomes unsealed and continues to Mountain Road. Turn right and there is a small parking bay on the left after 200 metres.

From Greerton, follow Pyes Pa Road and turn left at Pyes Pa into Oropi Gorge Road. In Oropi, turn right into Oropi Road, then left into Mountain Road. The walks start from 200 metres before Number 2 Road.

There are toilets and a picnic shelter near the parking bays.

The start of the track is signposted from 30 metres north of the parking bay.


Follow the Rimu Loop Walk in either direction and after 15 minutes the Whataroa Waterfall Track is signposted.

The track undulates and is marked with orange rectangles. There are a few short steep descents and uneven sections.

After 40 minutes, cross the side stream over rocks, from where the waterfall is a further 3 minutes.


Feature Value Info


North IslandBay of PlentyTauranga


  • Walking
  • Free


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